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August 27th, 2012
SMETHPORT â€“ With the Presidential Election only 10 weeks away, Kane area residents are reminded that photo identification is needed to cast ballots Nov. 6.
Judy Ordiway, director of the McKean County Board of Elections, has prepared informational flyers on the new state photo ID requirement for voters.
Copies of the flyers are available at the Board of Elections office in Smethport. Call the office at 814-887-3203.
According to the flyers, the acceptable IDs at the polls include:
Wetmore Township has helped the Kane Area School District develop a new parking lot off the traffic circle in front of the high school.
The new lot is ready for use today-- the start for classes in the school district.
The township helped with the project by "loaning" its street roller.
"This piece of equipment enabled the school district to complete the work on creating additional parking in the front lot of the Kane Senior High School," the district said in a letter of appreciation to the township.
Parents who pick up their children after class at the Kane Elementary School must have school-issued student name tags.
Linda Lorenzo, the principal at the elementary school, said Thursday that parents without student name tags won't be able to pick up their children.
Classes resume Tuesday in the Kane Area School District.
School-issued name tags were issued Thursday during orientation for students in first through fifth grades at the elementary school. Kindergarten orientation was held Wednesday.
Here are steps to follow under the "parent pick-up procedures:"
A 16-hour local festival Saturday will raise money to assist families of soldiers killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Staff Sgt. Kenneth VanGiesen Memorial Fallen Soldier Tribute Foundation is sponsoring the first annual Summer Fest.
The event on the grounds of the Allegheny Mountain Raceway on Highland Road near Lamont begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs until 2 a.m. Sunday.
BRADFORD â€“ The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is more than the major provider of higher education in a six-county area.
A study shows that the college also boosts the economy.
The study indicates that Pitt-Bradford contributed $67.5 million to the regional economy in 2011.
Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the college, said Wednesday that the study â€śconfirms our impact on the regionâ€™s economy.â€ť
He discussed the study and other issues Wednesday at a 100-minute forum with area media representatives at the Frame-Westerberg Commons on campus.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County plans to seek applicants for a newly-created position of personnel director.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, announced Tuesday that the board is nearly ready to advertise for applicants for the position.
His announcement came at a meeting of the commissioners. After the meeting, DeMott said the commissioners would be ready to "interview" applicants for the job "next month."
The county Salary Board voted 5-0 last week to create the new position.
LUDLOW â€“ Quotes from contractors are being sought for repairs at the South Hillside Avenue bridge in Ludlow.
According to a state-sanctioned report issued earlier this year, the bridge is considered a â€śhigh priorityâ€ť for maintenance.
C.C. Johnson & Malhorta (CCJM), an engineering firm from Camp Hill, filed the report after inspecting the bridge that crosses Two Mile Run near the Ludlow Post Office.
The company inspects bridges under an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
MT. JEWETT â€“ A flat panel informational kiosk has been installed in Mt. Jewett.
The kiosk is located at Heritage Park on Main Street (Route 6) in the borough.
The kiosk installation is a project of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau.
Linda Devlin, executive director of the organization, said in a report last year that her agency would design and pay for the installation of the kiosk.
See full article by purchasing the Aug. 20 edition of The Kane Republican.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The Hamlin Board of Supervisors is planning to convert the surface of two badly deteriorated blacktop roads back to dirt.
Acting a meeting earlier this week, Supervisors Don Compton, Guy Raught and Joni Britton accepted a bid for $42,845.50 for the project for Marvindale and Kasson roads.
The lone bid came from Glenn O. Hawbaker construction of Turtlepoint.
On Aug. 9, law enforcement officers executing a search warrant descended on the 76 Long Level home belonging to Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, combing the property for physical evidence that would bolster ongoing investigations and possibly lead to new cases against Milliard, who is currently incarcerated and charged with two area arsons as well as attempted homicide.
Milliard is charged along with his son, Anthony Karl Milliard, 28, of Ridgway, in arsons committed at 115 First Ave. in Johnsonburg on Dec. 4, 2008 and one at 521 West Main St. in Ridgway on May 30, 2012.